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[[caption-width-right:275: [- Faust and Mephistopheles, by Harry Clarke (1925) -] ]]

''Faust'' is a dramatic duology by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and an adaptation of the 16th century folk legend about the [[{{Faust}} eponymous sorcerer]] that supposedly sold his soul to the devil.

The first part is far better known than the second.

* ''Theatre/FaustFirstPartOfTheTragedy'' (1808): Faust makes a deal with the demon Mephistopheles and engages in a love-affair with the innocent Gretchen which has dire consequences for the latter.
* ''Theatre/FaustSecondPartOfTheTragedy'' (1832): More incredible adventures of Faust and Mephistopheles, until Faust grows old and Mephisto makes ready to collect his prize.
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!! Tropes present in both parts of ''Faust'':
* DeadpanSnarker: Mephistopheles, often at the expense of the humans that surround him. It doesn't come across very well in some translations, but when it does it renders him by far the most entertaining part of the play.
* DealWithTheDevil: Though Faust's contract with Mephistopheles here is a wager, not a trade.
* {{Remake}}: Goethe certainly knew ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' and to a degree the duology is a remake of the Marlowe play.
* {{Satan}}: While in previous embodiments of the {{Faust}} tale Mephistopheles was ''a'' devil, Goethe suggests that he may just be ''the'' Devil.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Goethe is the first author that [[spoiler:has Faust go to Heaven.]]
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